You may have noticed, but there’s a small football tournament about to start in Brazil. It’s going to be on television, too.
Yes, it’s World Cup time again and the manufacturers and retailers are keen to talk you into buying a shiny new 2014 TV – but should you?
We’ve reviewed some of the newest, most important sets from the likes of Samsung, Sony, LG and Panasonic – we’ve found star strikers, but alas, some real donkeys, too.
If you’re already a Which? member, you can read the latest reviews on our revamped TV website, which includes unique tools and advice to help you find your perfect model.
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Best Buy 2014 TVs
We’ve just put 16 brand new TVs through our unique testing programme at our independent product lab. All the big brands are covered, and we’ve assessed everything from smart TV features, to Freetime TV guides and even curved screens.
We uncovered one of the best televisions we’ve ever tested, along with three other new Which? Best Buys.
However, we also found one of the worst, with sound quality so poor that it almost made us weep – so make sure you don’t score an own goal by choosing that one.
4K picture quality
In 2014, we’ll test over 120 different LCD/LED and plasma TVs – ranging from inexpensive sets suitable for a bedroom or kitchen, right up to huge, premium models for people who want the ultimate home viewing experience.
We’re focusing on high-definition TVs right now since they’re the most popular variety, but later in the year we’ll be testing models with 4K Ultra-HD picture quality.
Results of our initial 4K tests last year were mixed, so we’re looking forward to seeing if the new models are match-fit by the start of the new Premier League season.
Best Buy TVs – discover the TVs that have excelled in our expert lab testing
What is 4K TV? – our expert guide to the new generation of TV picture quality
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